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Easy Entrée & Sharing Platter Ideas

Easy Entrée & Sharing Platter Ideas

Who doesn’t love a good party sharing platter? Maximise your occasions with our easy to follow recipes to add to your sharing platters menu.  

We’ve added some low-key twists on the old classics, as well as a few more upmarket entrée ideas that are sure to make an impression with any dinner party. Our Il Uno Artisan Pizza Bases are super versatile and easy to customise, so you can create a feast for the eyes that can satisfy any diet.

We’ve created 4 easy to follow recipes below that are great for sharing, as well as giving you our top tips on how to create a dynamic, colourful sharing platter! 

Our top tips for happy grazing:

  • Style your platter with your hero items first – your bread, crackers, cheeses and dips. Surround these with your smaller items to fill up any gaps, then finish it off with any little garnishes!
  • Make sure all of your food is in bite size portions; for example, cut cheese into slices or cubes.
  • Little dishes are a platters best friend.
  • Contrast and colour is everything! Think bright, flavoured hommus (we love beet or spinach) crunchy vegetables, and rich, dried fruits like apricots or cranberries.
  • Mix and match your flavours and textures; think sweet and salty or mild and strong – balance is key!
  • Add some decorative garnishes and toppings to elevate your dips such as paprika, pomegranate, roasted pine nuts or fresh herbs – the list is endless!
  

ULTIMATE MEZZE PLATTER


Ultimate Mixed Mezze Platter
It’s hard to go wrong with this crowd-pleaser. When it comes to putting this board together, we recommend lots of bright, colourful, contrasting veggies and dips – the perfect Instagrammable starter to add value to your venue!
Our Il Uno Artisan Vegetable Pizza Bases are all dairy and egg-free, so they’re the perfect base to start with to build a platter that can satisfy any diet. Fill your platter with lots of healthy, indulgent good fats and be as creative as you like!

What you need:
  • Il Uno Artisan Vegetable Pizza Bases (we’ve used all 4 flavours here – Beetroot, Basil, Bumpkin & Carrot, and Cauliflower)
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
Our tip...We like to drizzle an infused oil over the Il Uno bases after cooking, our favourites are chili or garlic-infused olive oil. 

For the platter:
  • 2 cups of beetroot hommus
  • 2 cups of plain hommus
  • 1 cup of sundried tomatoes
  • 1 cup of olives
  • 1 cup of artichokes
  • A handful of roasted pine nuts and a dash of chili flakes and coriander to top your hommus 

What you do:

Bake a variety of your chosen vegetable bases, we’ve used all four here. Drizzle your choice of infused olive oil or sprinkle some regular or vegan parmesan over the bases, slice into 16ths and arrange on the platter with a variety of dips and appetizers - the brighter the better!

Our tip...Add some traditional cold meats such as prosciutto or salami to this platter to satisfy the carnivores in your life.

 

ENTREE BRUSHETTA PLATTER

Brunch Bruschetta Sharing Platter

Simple bruschetta, but we think this one’s a little bit fancier. Perfect for sharing or having all to yourself (we don’t judge).

What you need:
  • Il Uno Artisan Plain Pizza Base
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 cups of finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup of feta
  • A drizzle of balsamic glaze
  • A handful of fresh Basil
       Serve it with…
      • 1 cup of balsamic vinegar
      • 1 cup of olive oil
      • 1 cup of olives
        What you do:
        Bake your Il Uno Plain Artisan pizza base and remove from the oven. Drizzle with the olive oil and top with the tomatoes and feta. Finish with balsamic glaze and fresh shredded basil!

         

        FIGS AND PIGS SHARING PIZZA PLATTER

        Pigs & Figs Sharer

        Can’t decide between a simple pizza or that fancy fig & prosciutto platter? We’ve got your back with our Pigs & Figs recipe. The perfect balance of sweet and salty.

        What you need:
        • Il Uno Artisan Cauliflower Vegetable Pizza Base
        • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
        • 3 fresh figs
        • A handful of rocket
        • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
        • 1 cup of prosciutto
        • ½ a cup of goats cheese
        • A drizzle of balsamic glaze
        • Black pepper to taste
            What you do:
            Cook your pizza base and carefully remove from your Il Uno Express Oven. Drizzle with the olive oil and start to layer all of those lovely ingredients over the base. Add a dash of black pepper and top with a drizzling of balsamic glaze.

             

            Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread Pizza Base


            Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread

            Garlic + bread + cheese = Perfection.
            This little recipe couldn’t be simpler – or tastier! Less is more when it comes to our take on classic garlic bread. It’s delicious served alongside Italian dishes or just as an entrée!

             

            What you need:
            • Il Uno Artisan Basil Vegetable Pizza base
            • 1 tablespoon of garlic-infused olive oil
            • 2 tablespoons of butter
            • 2 cloves of garlic
            • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese
            • 2 tablespoons of parsley
            • 3 tablespoons of grated parmesan
            • ½ teaspoon of sea salt (optional!)
                What you do:
                Finely chop your garlic and combine with room temperature, along with the parsley, sea salt and parmesan, reserving a little bit of parmesan to serve.
                We recommend using a pastry brush to then spread the garlic butter mixture over your pizza base. Sprinkle mozzarella and then bake.
                Remove from your Il Uno Express Oven and drizzle with garlic-infused olive oil and a dash of the leftover parmesan.